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What are Whole Food Supplements?

Essential Formulas are the US distributors of one of our best selling supplement and skin care line. They say that they are proud that Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics is a Nature’s Whole Food Supplement, but know that you may be curious as to what comprises a “whole food supplement” and how it benefits your health.

Nature’s whole food nutritional supplements are foods that have been compressed into tablet form, poured into capsules or powdered. The word “whole” indicates that the end product — a supplement — does not contain parts of foods or synthetic and isolated vitamins. Ideally, the foods comprising these supplements have not been subjected to irradiation, or contain any pesticide or herbicide residues. Whole food supplements are only one step away from fresh foods!

Medical science reminds us every day that good nutrition is imperative to good health– especially when it comes to the benefits of eating fresh, raw fruits and vegetables. Researchers continue to find elements in fruits and vegetables that strengthen our immune systems and impede the development of degenerative diseases.

Nature’s whole food supplements are foods that haven’t been processed or refined, and have undergone as little processing as possible for preservation purposes. Much as is the case with organic food, nature’s whole food supplements call for the avoidance of chemically assisted agriculture. The concept is one of a minimization of human interference with the processes of nature. This is based on the guiding principle that nature’s products are far healthier than those that have been manipulated by humans.

The effect of nature’s whole food supplements has been very favorably contrasted with artificial supplements such as multivitamins. The reason nature’s whole food supplements are superior is simple: your body recognizes the ratios of nutrients in whole foods and processes them far more easily than supplements consisting of isolated or fractionated nutrients. The body recognizes whole food supplements as nutrition, and is thus able to metabolize and utilize them more efficiently.

In the case of Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics the raw foods that are combined for the three-year or five year fermentation process include wild fruits, seaweeds, herbs and a proprietary blend of additional wild organic crops and plants.

Synergy is also an important component of a whole food supplement. The ingredients should work synergistically to enhance the other’s absorption and effectiveness. Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics fermentation process achieves this by using centuries old wisdom that centers on nature’s own synergistic properties.

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